Special Report: Postponing Your Wedding

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With all of the uncertainty that we are now facing, it can be hard to know what your next steps should be.  You had a super important event planned and now everyone is postponing or cancelling all events indefinitely? Now what are you supposed to do?

Next Steps: Postponing Your Wedding

So, now what?  The first thing you need to do is decide between you and your partner whether to postpone your event or cancel.  We a Wenning Entertainment highly recommend that you postpone your event rather than cancel.  When you cancel services from vendors late notice you will usually be slapped with cancelation fees.

Avoid paying more than necessary.  When postponing with us, we will not charge you any other rebooking fees. We are here to help.

Once you make the decision to postpone your wedding, your next step is to contact ALL of your vendors to come up with a new date to have your wedding.  We have seen brides in the past who made the mistake of only contacting their venue first and booking a new date with them alone and not being able to their DJ for that day.  Remember: All of your individual vendors have separate calendars.  Don’t run the risk of having to find all new caterers, photographers, etc. after you’ve already spent so much time choosing the ones you like the best.

Communication is key in this stage.  Talk to all of your vendors first, then find a date they are all available, and then schedule.

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If you want more information on how Wenning can help with transitioning your event please email or call us at:

[email protected] or 866-9-WENNING (993-6646)

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Published Date: March 25, 2020

Viewer Questions: Part 3

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Are you having trouble finding the answers to your wedding questions? This month we will be answering the most common viewer questions we get!

There are never stupid questions to ask us when it comes to planning your wedding. We are professionals for a reason, so we have more than likely dealt with these viewer questions or problems in the past. Don’t go into your big day with unanswered questions and uncertainty.

Viewer Question 1:”How do I make sure that my vendors and venue and me are all on the same page?”

This is one of the most common viewer question that we get.  The best rule of thumb to go by when coordinating with vendors is this: There Is No Such Thing As Over-communication!  Most vendors and venues will schedule one last meeting with you the week of the wedding.  This is to make sure that everything is ship shape.  Try to be available for these, and all, meetings. You want to be there so that the vendors don’t assume anything that you want.  With assumption, so comes confusion and miscommunications.

Also, make sure you designate someone reliable to be your point of contact on the day of your wedding.  This can be a member of your bridal or wedding party or even a member of your family.  So long as they are a trusted and reliable person that you can count on to be your voice in communicating with your vendors.  Lets face it, the last thing you want to do on your wedding day is worry about some detail of the catering. So, make sure you are clear before the day on your expectations and pick someone trustworthy to carry out all that needs done day of.

Viewer Question 2:”What wedding customs are ok to skip?”

Which ever ones you want!  It is 2020! If you don’t feel like doing something that your parents did at their wedding YOU DON’T HAVE TO.  Your wedding is meant to be a celebration of you and your partner.  Maybe you think the bouquet toss is antiquated.  Maybe the thought of your partner removing your garter in front of your parents and extended family is gross to you. Whatever it is, if you don’t like it, then it’s cancelled.

Odds are your guests are going to know you well enough to know that you might be unconventional.  And no one for that matter will be upset if you don’t do a series of special dances before the party starts.  Do what makes you happy and the rest of your guests will have a great time.

Viewer Question 3:”Do I really need paper invites?”

Yes.  In the age of technology, it’s easy to scoff at the tradition of paper invitations and save the dates.  But, think about it.  Remember the last time you got a Facebook invite or a text about an event that you said you would go to? Did you actually remember or even want to go to it? Odds are, probably not.

People are less likely to reply and more likely to forget to respond when invitations are sent to groups.  Paper invitations make the invite more personal and will make people more likely to respond.  Also, if the first impression your giving off about your wedding is a Facebook group, you give a super casual vibe right off the bat.   Paper invites will make your attendees take your wedding more seriously and make a point to come.

If we didn’t get around to your question this week, don’t stress it, we will be doing this segment all month long!

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To see our most recent blog post, click here: https://www.wenningent.com/viewer-wedding-questions-part-2/

Published Date: March 18, 2020

Viewer Wedding Questions: Part 2

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Are you having trouble finding the answers to your wedding questions? This month we will be answering the questions that we get the most from you OUR VIEWERS!

There are never stupid questions to ask us when it comes to planning your wedding.  If we didn’t get around to your question this week, don’t stress it, we will be doing this segment all month long! We are professionals for a reason, so we have more than likely dealt with this question or problem in the past. Don’t go into your big day with unanswered questions and uncertainty. 

“When Should I Book My Vendors / Venue”

We here at Wenning Entertainment know that it can be super challenging to know what the time frame is for planning a wedding.  You’ve never done this before, or you have and it’s been so long that you don’t know all of the changes to the system yet.  Wedding vendors and venues can book for as far as 2 to 3 YEARS in advance.  Don’t have that much time to plan ahead?

No worries!  The following is a good rule to go by.  Once you pick a date for your wedding, pick your venue and book your professional vendors.  This includes photographers, videographers, DJs and the like.  The farther in advance you book these services, the less you’ll have to stress about when you are planning the rest of your wedding.

“Where Should I Cut Costs In My Wedding?”

Another great rule of thumb that we recommend is to think of what your guests will actually remember from your wedding.  People will remember how great you food was and how fun your reception is.  So, those are the areas where you wouldn’t want to skimp.  DJs, photographers, and catering are all components that make a wedding memorable.

On the other hand, most people don’t remember the finer details of the flower arrangements.  Flowers are pretty! And thats just as much of an opinion people have on them. So, save money on those little things like flowers and spend the real money on what will make everyone have a great time.

“How Do I Plan For Bad Weather?”

We all wish we could control the weather but unfortunately most of us lack that super power. So, how do you plan for bad weather? By being as prepared as you can be with back up plans. If you are planning a beautiful outdoor ceremony or reception, make sure you consider the following things.

Does the venue have options for an indoor or secondary space? Should you rent a tent? Can you utilize an indoor aspect of your wedding to go to instead, i.e. the reception space?  Try to plan for the worst while hoping for the best and you will be ready for anything that the elements throw at you.

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Published Date: March 11, 2020

Viewer Questions: Part 1

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Are you having trouble finding the answers to your wedding questions? This month we will be answering questions that our viewers have sent in!

There are never stupid questions to ask us when it comes to planning your wedding.  If we didn’t get around to your question, don’t stress it, we will be doing this segment all month long! We are professionals for a reason, so we have more than likely dealt with this question or problem in the past. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions to help make the special day run smoothly.

The first question we received was, “Should I Purchase Event Insurance?”

YES! You’re spending tens of thousands of dollars on your wedding. With this big of an investment it is important to protect your assets. In the case of something going wrong, the event is cancelled altogether. Also, what if someone gets hurt at the event, you want to make sure that you’re not liable for that. A simple Google search will help you figure out who offers such insurance and you’re not looking at a lot of money. This will run you around a few hundred dollars, which in the scheme of things is not that much money.

The next question asked was, “Should I Tip My Vendors?”

Remember this key rule when it comes to tipping, “tips are earned, they’re never expected.” If you are at the event and feel like somebody went above and beyond, such as a DJ, catering staff, event planner, then feel free to tip them. You’ve already paid them for their services, but tip them if it feels appropriate. If you really want to give somebody a compliment, give it to them in the form of a review. This will allow them to share it and get more business for themselves as well. But, tips are always welcome.

For the final question of this week is,”What Questions Should I Ask Vendors/Venues?”

There’s a LOT of questions you want to ask vendors and venues. Here is a list of some simple questions you should start with!
1. How Long Have They Been Doing This?
2. What Sets Them Apart From The Competition?
3. Why You Should Select Them?
4. Do They Have Proper Liability Insurance?

Realistically, it’s not rocket science! Just think about the questions that you want answered. It’s not like a secret menu at McDonald’s or anything. Write them down before you get on the phone with somebody because really, you may forget to ask a question once they hang up. Then you’re like, “oh crap, I forgot to ask XYZ.”

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Published Date: March 4, 2020